Other colonial leaders:

Your perspective is generally similar to the Indian one. In addition, most of you tried to attend the Versailles Conference in 1919, to speak about American President Woodrow Wilson's idea of self-determination of peoples, his idea that every people that wants its own independent country should have one. Without exception, none of you were allowed into that conference. You were told very clearly and directly that, in the view of Wilson, only white people could really have self-determination. All non-whites, being mentally and socially inferior to whites, could not have independence. You will need to look up the specific biography of your person and fit his experiences into the general picture provided here. You will need to work together, and with the Indian leaders, as a sort of colonial peoples' council' at the larger conference.


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